Be a People Watcher

people watchingThe Apostle Paul was a people watcher. How do I know that? Paul said in I Corinthians 9:21-23 ‘To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as  to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I  have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel that I may share in its blessings. In order to make that proclamation Paul would have had to have been a  people watcher. He must have consciously paid attention to the people God put  him in contact with. He must have studied them to see where he could make a  connection with them.

When He was in Greece, He ‘walked around and looked carefully’ and noticed that there were many public idols. He took that connection and used it to talk about the idol to an ‘Unknown God’ that appeared in the public square. Yes, Paul was a people watcher. He had a desire to minister effectively wherever God placed him and that meant understanding, identifying and connecting with the people to whom he was ministering.

God has placed you in a specific spot in this day, at this time of your life. Take time to be a people watcher in your community and your neighborhood.  Read the paper with the thought of picking up on major influences in your community. Ask the Lord to reveal these influences to you. Then ask Him how He wants you individually, or with other women in your community, to reach out to
connect with women to reach them for Christ.

Dear God, I want to reach people for you in my community. Please give me your eyes to see and your ears to hear so that I can understand how you want me to connect with others in
my community who need to know you as Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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